Avatar Theme on Theremin (I See You)

The Avatar Theme tune – “I See You” played on Theremin.

To celebrate the release of Avatar on Blu-Ray.. this is for all you Avatar fans!
I was inspired by MsFrizzyHair’s Flute cover using the same backing track. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkY7pVOCgGg
It was stuck in my head for days (I actually prefer it to the sung version), and that usually means you subconciously want to play it! So yes, this is very much a copy of her video, even copying her style of playing (i’m so original, lol) .. But someone had to do it, this works really well on theremin 😀

I’m aware this isnt exactly how it’s sung, I sort of improvised in parts (read.. forgot the actual tune),

Hope you enjoy listening as much as I enjoyed playing this one.

The Theremin is a Moog Etherwave Plus.

The background track was found on clocktower234’s channel on youtube. It’s very impressive!

To Zanarkand on Theremin, Flute, Piano & Guitar

“To Zanarkand” from the Final Fantasy X Soundtrack, performed on Theremin, Flute, Piano & Guitar.
This video features 3 musicians. They are:

Theremin – conquerearth aka ThereminHero (me)

Flute – MsFrizzyHair – http://www.youtube.com/user/MsFrizzyHair

Guitar & Piano – Soda-o-rat – http://www.youtube.com/user/sodaorat

Please comment and rate their videos too, they are extremely talented musicians!

This was not a live performance; these videos were recorded separately and in fact Soda-o-rat’s videos were not originally intended to fit together. The tempos of his tracks were warped to bring everything into a common timeframe. I then played my theremin part along to the resulting combined video, and asked MsFrizzyHair to do the same, to which she very kindly agreed. I am extremely happy with the result!

The theremin used here is a Moog Etherwave Plus.
http://www.thereminhero.com

Mario Kart Love Song on Theremin and Ukulele (YouJam Cover)


It’s valentines day, and I have nothing better to do than play theremin, so here’s something appropriate for the occasion. This is probably the least manly thing anyone has ever done, but whatever. Also, this is my first video where i’ve attempted to sing, and my be the last, lol.
Improvising, playing along to the excellent ukulele cover by dysmyelopoiesis. Uploaded with permission from her, Thanks!
her channel:
http://www.youtube.com/user/dysmyelopoiesis

The original song by Sam Hart (blinktwice4y):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDBpQVhCMb8

This was not a live recording. I saw dysmyelopoiesis’ ukulele part right here on youtube and decided to play along with it. We have only communicated via youtube; hence the term YouJam (Youtube Jam). If you dont know what a theremin is, check wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theremin

The theremin used here is a Moog Etherwave Plus.

AVGN Theme Song Sad Version on Theremin & Piano

AVGN Theme Song Sad Version on Theremin & Piano (YouJam)

The Angry Video Game Nerd’s theme song, sad version. Played on Theremin (conquerearth aka ThereminHero) and Piano (MagoMike).

Based on the original cover version by sikor02.

All credit for the piano part should goto MagoMike and sikor02.

http://www.thereminhero.com

This was not a live recording. I saw MagoMike’s piano part right here on youtube and decided to play along with it. We have only communicated via youtube; hence the term YouJam (Youtube Jam). If you dont know what a theremin is, check wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theremin

The theremin used here is a Moog Etherwave Plus.

Playing along to Anamanaguchi with a Theremin

Playing along to Anamanaguchi with a Theremin!

My favourite section from Track 07 (Mermaid) from Anamanaguchi’s album “Dawn Metropolis”.
Just about nailed it on the third take. Though as you can see from my facial expressions (a strange mix of fear, surprise and relief), I didn’t exactly expect it to turn out well!

Anamanaguchi = win
check out their music at http://www.anamanaguchi.com/

Let the geekyness continue.. More projects (other than music) to come soon…

Lilium (Elfen Lied) on Theremin and Music Box Keyboard (YouJam)


“Lilium” from the Anime; Elfen Lied.

conquerearth on Theremin (Moog Etherwave Plus)
sevencats on keyboard, playing the Music Box part

This was not a live recording. I saw sevencats’ piano part right here on youtube and decided to play along with it. We have only communicated via youtube; hence the term YouJam (Youtube Jam). If you dont know what a theremin is, check wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theremin

sevencats’ Youtube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/sevencats

Metal Gear Solid 2 on Piano and Theremin (YouJam)


Metal Gear Solid 2 Main Theme, played on Piano and Theremin

Recorded with permission from NightShader1; All credit for the piano part goes to him!

This was not a live recording. I saw NightShader1’s piano part right here on youtube and decided to play along with it. We have only communicated via youtube; hence the term YouJam (Youtube Jam). If you dont know what a theremin is, check wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theremin

The theremin used here is a Moog Etherwave Plus.

NightShader’s Youtube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/NightShader1
NightShader’s Website: http://www.shademusicstudios.com

Theremin controlled Mario


Well, it had to be done!
Who needs a Natal when you’ve got a theremin! (OK, its not quite the same, but anyway…)

This is even more fun with two people playing! One person controls left/right, the other controls jump.

Its not just limited to the theremin. Its even possible to hook up a microphone and use your voice to control the game! Or a guitar! Or a violin!

Heres how it works:
The sound from the theremin is split into its frequency and amplitude components in real time, which are then mapped to values in a linear scale representing the X and Y axis. Pitch becomes horizontal control, and Volume becomes vertical control.
The X and Y scales are then cut up into different zones. In this case, Left; Right and dead zones for the horizontal, and a single trigger and dead zone for the vertical.

The trigger zones are then mapped onto a virtual joystick hooked into an emulator.

The end result is a fairly usable input control for playing games like mario. The bars give the much needed visual feedback as to how “in tune” you are, so you have a better feel of where the trigger points are.